The Zionist Federation of Australia’s (ZFA) annual national Bible Quiz took place earlier this month, and was a display of the commitment of the contestants to their learning and to the Tanach.
The ZFA Bible Quiz winners go on to attend the World Bible Camp and represent Australia in Israel at the International Chidon Tanach, which is set to take place on Yom Ha’atzmaut 2023 and is broadcast live on Israeli television.
The international quiz and camp attended by participants from all over the world is run by the Jewish Agency for Israel in cooperation with the Israeli Ministry of Education and other organisations.
Earlier this year, Australian participant Yoni Moss from Leibler Yavneh College won the Diaspora Quiz.
This year’s national quiz included nine participants from two schools. The quiz was moderated by Dr Miriam Munz, ZFA education chairperson, and judged by Rabbi Shua Solomon.
After a nail-biting afternoon with strong competition from all participants, first place was taken out by Benjamin Schwarz, and second place by Shmuel Eisenberg.
Both have earned themselves a spot at the World Bible Camp, and a place in the Diaspora Quiz where they will fight it out for a spot in the International Quiz.
Munz said, the students’ “commitment to their studies was extraordinary and I commend Benjamin and Shmuel as well as the rest of the contestants for their dedication.
She added, “Their schools, and indeed their families too, should be incredibly proud of their efforts, and I wish the finalists the very best of luck in Israel.”